The first weekend of November was dedicated to the promotion of the sport at multiple levels, which gathered a large audience of curious chess fans, but also families who were able to spend time together and experience the beauty of the mind sport that chess is.
Chess is all in one, a sport, an art, a science and a discipline that is capable of bringing together different people of various playing strengths. And if young people think of this event as one of the most amazing places in the city…you’ve succeeded!
Thanks to the CONI Event Point, 25 boys and girls, aged between 6 and 13, participated in the first edition of the Youth Chess Tournament CONI Event Point on the Gae Aulenti Square.
The CONI Event Point tournament on the Gae Aulenti Square was organised by Chess Projects ASD, which is affiliated to the Italian Chess Federation (FSI).
Chess Projects is professionally run by FIDE IO Matteo Zoldan, who organised this charming event with the help of qualified staff.
During the tournament the young chess players were followed and supervised by instructors of the FSI-CONI. Under the watchful eye of a large audience, the participants dealt with concentration in a sporty and fun way.
With 5 wins out of 5 rounds, Jacopo Frau, the talented 14-years old member of the Chess Academy of Milan (Accademia Scacchi Milano), the biggest chess club in Italy (also located in downtown Milan), won the tournament in front of Lorenzo Sansoni and Tommaso Dossi.
The sporting spirit of the event was at the heart of this promotional tournament and the idea was to reward all the children present with medals and especially the best three of each category.
During the weekend 13 classic chess boards and 2 giant chess boards could be found on the Gae Aulenti Square. Young people as well as adults had the opportunity to move queens, kings, rooks, knights and pawns in either a playful or more serious approach to draw attention to our mind sport and to fight the stereotypes.
Chess Projects, which founded and manages the “Project Chess in School”, is specialised in holding chess courses in Milan and Lombardy schools, different chess events and national or international tournaments, such as the Salento International Chess Tournament 2015.
This promotional chess event organised here in collaboration with the Italian Sport Committee (CONI) is the first of many more, larger events planned for the summer and related to the 2015 EXPO, a big food fair which will be held in Milan from May to October 2015 and which will host thousands of visitors from all over the world.
If you have never been to Milan and you want to experience the Italian STYLE, delicious FOOD, sightseeing and QUALITY CHESS during the EXPO 2015, then you have to spare some room in your summer schedule to join the “EXPO MILAN 2015 INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT”, organised by Chess Projects in collaboration with other chess clubs of Milan and its suburbs.